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17 Best Mug Cake Recipes

Want something sweet but don’t want to make a whole cake? Then you need to try one of these easy mug cake recipes.

There’s something magical about mug cakes. In just a few minutes, you can whip up a delicious treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without the need for lots of time or a pile of dirty dishes.


Whether you’re a chocolate lover, a fan of fruity desserts, or someone who enjoys the classic flavors of vanilla, there’s a mug cake recipe out there for you. Here are some of the best mug cake recipes to try the next time you’re in need of a quick and easy dessert fix.

If you’re a fan of single-serving desserts, then you need to give a mug cake a go! From zingy lemon, to cinnamon apple, we have a mug cake that everyone will love in this list!

Easy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

1. Easy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

This chocolate protein mug cake is a single-serving dessert that combines the rich and indulgent flavors of chocolate with the added benefits of protein powder. An easy chocolate dessert that’s ready in just a few minutes and helps you meet your protein goals. The best chocolate mug cake recipe that is also guilt free.

Recipe here

1 Minute Oreo Mug Cake Recipe - Only 2 Ingredients

2. 1 Minute Oreo Mug Cake Recipe

If you’re obsessed with Oreo cookies and need a sweet fix ASAP, this 1 Minute Oreo Mug Cake is just what you need.

With only two ingredients and about a minute, you can whip up a warm, gooey, chocolatey Oreo mug cake that’ll hit the spot. Perfect for when those dessert cravings strike! Oreos in cake form? Yes please!

Recipe here

Love oreos? You can also make these Christmas oreos.

coffee mug cake vegan gluten free

3. Coffee Mug Cake

Craving something sweet but want to keep it healthy? This single-serving coffee cake mug recipe is your answer! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and has no refined sugar. Plus, it only takes one minute to make! All you need is some oat flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, egg, soy milk and some coffee powder. The coffee gives you a little boost making this great as an afternoon pick me up.

Recipe here

Love coffee and are looking for a healthy breakfast option? Try this mocha coffee porridge.

chocolate peanut butter brownie mug cake vegan gluten free 3

4. Peanut Butter Molten Chocolate Mug cake

Need a quick chocolate fix? This one-minute chocolate peanut butter brownie microwave mug cake is perfect! It’s a super moist chocolate cake with a gooey peanut butter center, all baked up in a mug in the microwave. Yum!

You only need buckwheat flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, almond milk, coconut oil, creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Recipe here

Peanut butter lover? Check out these peanut butter recipes, peanut butter chocolate chips cookies, white chocolate peanut butter jam cups, or chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites.

vanilla sprinkles mug cake vegan gluten free.

5. Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

Craving something sweet and simple? Try this easy vanilla mug cake! It’s got that classic vanilla flavor, tons of sprinkles, and you can whip it up in less than 5 minutes.

You only need these simple ingredients: flour, sugar, vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract, milk and sprinkles. Simply mix your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients in a small bowl transfer to a microwave-safe mug and you have a delicious small batch dessert.

Recipe here.

eanut butter mugcake vegan gluten free

6. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Mug Cake

In just 3 minutes, you can have a moist, rich cake in your hands! You only need six ingredients, and it’s super easy to make. Mug cakes are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to whip up a whole batch.

Peanut butter cake with a handful of chocolate chips, what’s not to love!

Recipe here

blueberry mug cake

7. Blueberry Banana Bread Mug Cake

Got a banana bread craving? Satisfy it in less than 5 minutes with this healthy blueberry banana bread mug cake! It’s light, fluffy, and made without butter or oil. Plus, it’s 100% vegan. Quick, easy, single-serve, and a healthy dessert all in one! Perfect is you love banana bread.

Recipe here

If your a fan of blueberries then check out these recipes, blueberry breakfast crumble, blueberry coconut baked oat cups, or healthy blueberry scones.

8. Red Velvet Mug Cake

red velvet mug cake

Love red velvet? This super moist and fluffy cake will satisfy your sweet cravings. You just need the following basic ingredients all purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vinegar and food coloring. Then you have a delicious serving of red velvet cake to enjoy without loads of washing up!

Recipe here.

nutella mug cake

9. Nutella Mug Cake

A mug cake featuring your favourite chocolate hazelnut spread. Indulgent and full of chocolate flavor. Serve with extra Nutella on top of the batter or with a scoop of ice cream. Only four ingredients needed, this mug cake recipe is so fool proof you wont believe it.

Recipe here.

birthday mug cake

10. Birthday Mug Cake

A mug cake that tastes just like Birthday cake is the perfect treat to make to celebrate when you’re short on time. Filled with sprinkles, make this for yourself or a loved one on times of celebration.

Recipe here.


11. Chocolate Berry Mug Cake

Craving chocolate? Try this quick and easy Chocolate Berry Mug Cake! The bottom layer is a sweet and juicy berry sauce, perfect with fresh or frozen berries. On top, you’ll find a rich, fudgy chocolate cake. Best part? You can whip up this delicious treat in just about 10 minutes!

This mug cake pulls out all the stops with a chocolate fudge cake loaded with chocolate chips, and sweet berry sauce at the bottom of the mug!

Recipe here.


12. Oatmeal Mug Cake

This vegan mug cake is also gluten free. The oats contain fibre and healthy carbs to leave you full and satisfied. This is perfect as a dessert, breakfast or afternoon pick me up. Even faster than a boxed cake mix or having dessert delivered to your house.

Recipe here.

Love oatmeal? Try these blueberry oatmeal cookies, cinnamon apple oatmeal, or slimming world baked oats.

biscoff mug cake

13. Biscoff Mug Cake

This mug cake is for the biscoff lovers! Quick, easy and ready start to finish in five minutes. A soft and fluffy cake filled with Biscoff spread. Serve with an extra drizzle of Biscoff spread or crumbled Biscoff biscuits.

A single serving cake that feels indulgent and full of biscoff flavor. Don’t like biscoff? Sub for your favourite sweet spread.

Recipe here.

lemon mug cake

14. Zingy Lemon Mug Cake

This lemon mug cake recipe that comes out fluffy, light, citrusy, and delicious. Perfect for spring and summer months with an optional sugar lemon drizzle.

A foolproof recipe that even the most inexperienced bakers can get right. No lemons why not try making this with limes?

Recipe here.

apple mug cake

15. Apple Mug Cake

This apple mug cake makes a cosy and comforting quick dessert when you get that late night craving. Filled with cinnamon and apples, it’s a delicious fall treat that can be enjoyed all year around. Only takes to minutes to make this easy mug cake.

No apples? Sub for pears, to make a delicious pear mug cake.

Recipe here.

16. Cookie Dough Mug Cake

cookie dough mug cake

A few simple ingredients come to together to make this warm, gooey cookie dough Mug recipe. It takes only a few seconds to put together and a minute to cook up in the microwave. To satisfy your cookie dough craving in no time.

Recipe here.

chocolate orange mug cake

17. Chocolate Orange Mug Cake

Chocolate orange everyones favourite flavor combination! A decadent single serve dessert that is ready to enjoy in a few minutes. This chocolate orange mug cake is rich, moist, and chocolatey with melty chocolate chips and zesty flavor of oranges.

Recipe here.


Tips for Perfect Mug Cakes

  • Use a large mug: Mug cakes rise quite a bit while cooking, so use a mug that big enough to prevent the cake batter overflowing.
  • Adjust cooking times: The power of different microwaves varies, so you might need to experiment with cooking times. Start with just a few seconds and keep checking your mug cake.
  • Mix well: Ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed to prevent any pockets of flour or baking powder.
  • Let it cool: Mug cakes can be extremely hot when they first come out of the microwave. Let them cool for a minute or two before enjoying to avoid burns.
  • Serve: Mug cakes taste amazing on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Mug cakes are the perfect solution for those moments when you want a quick and easy dessert. With these recipes, you’ll be able to satisfy any sweet craving in just a few minutes. Happy baking!


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